Evansville, Indiana—The Vanderburgh Community Foundation has announced recipients of $80,000 in Community Good grants. The grants provide support for a variety of organizations in their work to address community needs and strengthen Vanderburgh County.
Grants are awarded based on the Foundation’s funding priorities of arts and culture, community development, education, health, human services, and other civic endeavors, such as the environment, recreation, and youth development.
Community Good Grants are supported by individuals and organizations establishing and contributing to endowment funds held by the Foundation. The Foundation funds that made these grant awards possible are the Charles and Frances Crawford and Beth Ann Mosier Fund; the Rebecca J. Dorr Endowment Fund; the Saleta Evans Memorial Fund; the Friends of Vanderburgh County Fund; the German American Bancorp Community Fund; the Health and Human Services in Vanderburgh County Fund; the Heritage Federal Community Good Fund of Vanderburgh County; and the Jeff and Tricia Hollander Henning Family Community Good Endowment.
2019 Community Good Grant recipients are:
(Unless otherwise noted, all additional persons pictured are representatives of the Vanderburgh Community Foundation.)
The Ark, Inc. – $10,000 to support crisis care services for children with a high risk for abuse or neglect
Aurora – $10,000 for the An Ounce of Diversion program
Dream Center Evansville – $10,000 to support the Jacobsville Kids Zone (JKS) program
Evansville Christian Life Center – $10,000 for expansion of the GAIN program
Holly’s House, Inc. – $7,500 for the “Think First & Stay Safe” child abuse prevention program offered in Vanderburgh County schools
Parenting Time Center – $10,000 to support services related to Improving the Well-Being of Children Through Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
Vanderburgh County CASA, Inc. – $7,500 to support Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer recruitment and training
Youth First – $5,000 to support Youth First Social Workers and programs in Vanderburgh County Schools
YWCA of Evansville – $10,000 for the A Home for Healing program.
For more information, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact, at firstname.lastname@example.org. or Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at email@example.com, or call 812.422.1245.